Remember when you had to wait all week for your favourite show to appear on the telly? These days, it’s possible to stream an entire season without getting up from the sofa.
Binge-watching is now a normal part of the routine in Britain. In fact, 45% of British adults say they’re happy to watch TV for four hours or more in one sitting. Binge-watching has now become a necessity as people spend more time at home due to Covid-19. If boredom is a problem, then streaming services are the solution.
Looking for your next binge? Here’s our list of the most bingeworthy TV shows available through 5 top streaming services right now.
Prime Video’s biggest strength is in recent hit shows from the 2000s and 2010s, and few recent shows are better for binging than Boardwalk Empire. This American period crime drama is set in Atlantic City during the Prohibition era of the 1920s. It is based on Nelson Johnson’s best-selling book of the same name.
The show focuses on Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, played by Steve Buscemi and based on real-life criminal kingpin Enoch L. Johnson. Thompson is the most powerful political figure in Atlantic County and is involved with mobsters, government agents, other corrupt politicians, and regular folk who look up to him.
Boardwalk Empire runs for five seasons, providing plenty of bingeworthy TV.
Other bingeworthy shows on Prime Video: The Americans, Parks and Recreation, Veep
STARZPlay is an international streaming service belonging to STARZ, a premium US cable channel. It brings many addictive STARZ series to British internet users, including Doom Patrol – a show straight out of the DC franchise. For those unfamiliar with it, Doom Patrol brings together a group of traumatized and downtrodden DC superheroes for a series of missions.
These disparate superheroes come together under a common purpose following the mysterious disappearance of The Chief. They group together under the command of Cyborg to become Doom Patrol: part support group, part superhero team. STARZ Play has season one on demand and is set to add the second season after it launches on American TV later in 2020.
Other bingeworthy shows on STARZPlay: Castle Rock, Sanctuary, Four Wedding and a Funeral (2019 TV version)
ITV Hub is the official place for streaming all your favourite ITV shows, including Emmerdale. ITV is the name behind most of Britain’s most beloved soaps, and few soaps are more beloved and watched than Emmerdale – the show about a tight-night Yorkshire village community that has been running for almost 50 years.
Why do people love Emmerdale? More than anything else, it’s probably the fact they have been with us for so many years. With such a long history, we have gotten to know generations of people from this lovely village. It’s fair to say they’re like a part of our own families, too.
Emmerdale has run for almost 9,000 episodes, some of which can be binge-watched on ITV Hub.
Other bingeworthy shows on ITV Hub: Endeavor, Coronation Street, Midsomer Murders
Hayu really is the perfect place for binge-watching, with hundreds of your favourite reality shows all in the one place. When it comes to reality TV, one show stands above all else for popularity – and that show, of course, is Keeping up With the Kardashians.
This long-running and much-loved series focuses on the glamorous lives of sisters Kim, Kourtney, Khloé, and their half-sisters Kendall and Kylie. It also has a revolving cast of friends and family members like ex-boyfriends, ex-husbands, and besties. More than any other reality show, the Kardashians is a real guilty pleasure.
Keeping Ip with the Kardashians is now into its 18th season, so you can binge-watch for weeks.
Other bingeworthy shows on hayu: Made in Chelsea, Jersey Shore, Real Housewives
The wonderful thing about Now TV is that you can stream live TV or just stream box-sets all day with the Entertainment pass. Now TV has more than 300 box sets all up. The pick of the bunch is the addictive Westworld, a show based around a futuristic Western-themed amusement park where visitors interact with robots in all sorts of fantasy-like settings.
At first, Westworld seems like the ideal place for a holiday – that is until the robots begin malfunctioning. We don’t want to give too much more away except to say that Westworld has just been confirmed for a fourth season by producer HBO, which is testament to its huge popularity.
Other bingeworthy shows on Now TV: Grey’s Anatomy, Save Me Too, Upright
Drama, crime, fantasy, comedy. Whatever your personal preference, there is no shortage of bingeworthy TV shows to watch right now. Thanks to top streaming services like Prime Video, ITV Hub, and hayu, you can access countless binge-able shows right now for an affordable monthly subscription. Now all that’s left to do is grab some crisps, sit down on the sofa, and start bingeing.